Vatican celebrates Pope's name day with a concert
Catholic World News - March 22, 2010
The Vatican observed the feast day of St. Joseph-- the name day of Pope Benedict XVI (born Joseph Ratzinger)-- with a special concert on March 19. Performing in the Clementine Hall of the apostolic palace, the Henschel string quartet and mezzo-soprano Susanne Keiling played Haydn's "Seven Last Words of Christ" and a new arrangement of Haydn's "Passion." After the performance the Holy Father said that the "austere beauty" of the music made it an appropriate Lenten concert and a fitting tribute to St. Joseph.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our April expenses ($26,348 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!